Thomas Martin Kennerly

Thomas Martin Kennerly (January 24, 1874 – July 29, 1962) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Thomas Martin Kennerly
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
In office
August 29, 1954 – July 29, 1962
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
In office
February 7, 1931 – August 29, 1954
Appointed byHerbert Hoover
Preceded byJoseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr.
Succeeded byJoe McDonald Ingraham
Personal details
Born
Thomas Martin Kennerly

(1874-01-24)January 24, 1874
Lee County, Texas
DiedJuly 29, 1962(1962-07-29) (aged 88)
Houston, Texas
Educationread law

Education and careerEdit

Born in Lee County, Texas, Kennerly read law to enter the bar in 1893. He was in private practice in Giddings, Texas from 1893 to 1897 and in Houston, Texas from 1897 to 1931. He was a Referee in Bankruptcy for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas from 1903 to 1906. He was a special state district judge for Harris County, Texas in 1918.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On January 24, 1931, Kennerly was nominated by President Herbert Hoover to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas vacated by Judge Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr. Kennerly was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 4, 1931, and received his commission on February 7, 1931. He assumed senior status on August 29, 1954, serving in that capacity until his death on July 29, 1962 in Houston.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1931–1954
Succeeded by
Joe McDonald Ingraham